Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC)

  • 222 East Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6A 1Z7

    Founded in 1991, Access Gallery is a platform for emergent and experimental art practices. We enable critical conversations and risk-taking through new configurations of audience, artists and community. Committed to reflecting a broad range of artistic disciplines, as well as...

  • 2625 Kaslo Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V5M 3G9

    VIVO Media Arts Centre was incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society, operating Canada’s first video exchange library. It was also one of the earliest international video centres and Canadian artist-run centres.

    VIVO’s founding mandate was to facilitate...

  • 308-877 East Hastings
    Vancouver, BC
    V6A 3Y1

    Emerging from W2 Woodwards and W2 Storyeum and W2 Perel, the project maintains cross-media broadcasting platforms supporting diverse voices in telling their stories. A daily program is broadcast from Vancouver, and a weekly podcast, Democracy North, is syndicated across Canada....

  • 303 East 8th Avenue
    Vancouver, BC
    V5T 1S1

    Established in 1973, the Western Front is one of Canada’s leading artist-run centres for contemporary art and new music. Over its nearly forty-year history, the Western Front has promoted critical investigations into and surrounding interdisciplinary, media-based, anti-object and ephemeral practices,...

  • 2333 Government Street, Suite 6E
    Victoria, BC
    V8T 4P4

    As one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres, Xchanges has provided a launching ground for Victoria’s artists for over forty-five years. Xchanges has been a vital component of the region’s historical and cultural development through the provision of affordable studios for...